England v Ireland: Joe Denly ruled out of remainder of ODI series


Denly (left) had joined England’s one-day squad in Southampton after being dropped from the Test team during the recent series against West Indies
England v Ireland second one-day international
Venue: Southampton Dates: Saturday, 1 August
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England batsman Joe Denly has been ruled out of the two remaining one-day internationals against Ireland because of a back injury.

Denly, 34, missed England’s win in the first ODI on Thursday after suffering spasms in training a day earlier.

He has failed to recover and will be replaced in the squad by Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone.

Ireland bowler Barry McCarthy has also been ruled out of the final two matches after limping out of Thursday’s ODI.

He bowled just five balls before leaving the field and scans have revealed a tear in a muscle in his knee.

Fellow bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the second ODI on Saturday as he manages a back issue. Peter Chase and George Dockrell have been added to the Ireland squad.

The third ODI follows on Tuesday. All of the matches in the series are being played behind closed doors at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl.

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